Congress has voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, the end of the fiscal year, averting another threatened shutdown that would have curtailed some cybersecurity programs.
Canadian Internet service provider Rogers Communications has confirmed that information about the company and its customers was leaked after attackers successfully targeted one of its employees via a social engineering attack.
New exploits linked to Apple Pay aren't compromising the mobile device's security, but instead are taking advantage of lax authentication practices used by banking institutions to verify cards that are loaded to the iPhone for Apple Pay purchases.
Information on 50,000 drivers for ride-sharing service Uber was breached in May 2014, the company discovered in September and announced on Feb. 27. Uber has launched a related lawsuit and is seeking records from code-sharing website GitHub.
Financial crimes, fraud and cybersecurity. These topics are quickly converging upon security organizations, and leaders must be prepared. FICO's Stuart Wells discusses the tools and skills needed for convergence.
Congress, at the 11th hour, passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the next seven days, averting for now a partial shutdown that would have curtailed some cybersecurity programs.
Lenovo, the world's largest PC manufacturer, promises to stop preinstalling any software on its Windows laptops that doesn't need to be there. The move comes following security alerts relating to the Superfish adware the company had been preinstalling.
SIM card manufacturer Gemalto says its investigation into a reported U.S. and U.K. intelligence agency espionage operation found that its internal networks housing encryption keys weren't breached. But security experts question those findings.
This year could mark a turning point for the sharing of threat intelligence, but only if the government is able to build a framework that instills private-sector trust, says threat researcher Lance James.
The FCC's new "net neutrality rule," which prevents ISPs from slowing down content streaming along their networks and from charging extra fees to assure faster speed, includes provisions designed to protect the confidential information of customers.